Week 2 Green Tech: The Sustainability Conundrum As a data-driven organization, we dwell in the techno-scientific world, leveraging research, capacity building and community engagement around topics such as machine learning and AI to drive a people-centered Big Data revolution. Although sustainable development is one of the main drivers of our work, we know how large the environmental footprint of technology … Read More
Big Data para o Bem Comum 16-17 de Maio 2019 São Paulo SP Durante a última década, vivemos uma “revolução de dados”. A maioria de nossas ações e interações como seres humanos e sociedades são mediadas ou capturadas por dispositivos e serviços digitais, deixando assim um rastro digital. Nossas vidas e sociedades estão cada vez mais digitalizadas e codificadas em … Read More
TALLER DE FORMACIÓN PROFESIONAL Big Data, Economía Digital y Desarrollo Sostenible 9-11 de abril de 2019 Santo Domingo, República Dominicana Nos complace anunciar nuestro próximo taller de capacitación en colaboración con La Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) y la Oficina Nacional de Estadística de República Dominicana (ONE), como país coordinador del grupo de trabajo sobre Medición … Read More
We are pleased to announce the return of our series “Links We Like”. Every two weeks, the Data-Pop Alliance team gathers links to articles, books, and more that we want to share with our network. Week 2: Green Tech – The Sustainability Conundrum As a data-driven organization, we dwell in the techno-scientific world, leveraging research, capacity building and community engagement … Read More
Atelier de formation “Mobiliser le Big Data pour le Développement Durable” à Tunis 22-24 avril 2019 A propos du cours Agenda Intervenant-es Équipe de facilitation Nous contacter Notre prochain atelier de formation “Mobiliser le Big Data pour le Développement Durable” (entièrement en français) aura lieu à Tunis, du 22 au 24 avril 2019, organisé en partenariat avec Nations Unies Tunisie. … Read More
“Making Measurement Matter” Dr. Emmanuel Letouzé World Telecommunication / ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-18) December 10-12, 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland In the presentation titled “Making Measurement Matter”, Emmanuel Letouzé, Director of Data-Pop Alliance and of the OPAL project, discusses the role, limits and requirements of measurement for development. In particular, he asks whether – and how much impact – measuring has … Read More
We are pleased to announce the return of our series “Links We Like”. Every two weeks, the Data-Pop Alliance team gathers links to articles, books, and more that we want to share with our network. Week 1: AI For Social Good Google’s “AI for Social Good” initiative launched on October 2018, aiming to drive the adoption of “Artificial Intelligence (AI) … Read More
Terms of Reference Sustainable Development, Big Data and AI Research and Training Intern Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a part-time Sustainable Development, Big Data, and AI Research and Training Intern based in Cambridge MA. Effective dates: 2-3 months, starting mid-January – through mid-April. Working space will be provided by Data-Pop Alliance; alternatively the intern can work from home, if and … Read More
On Tuesday 20 November, SciDev.Net hosted the third of four online debates, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, exploring key issues in science for development. Experts from around the world will discuss what big data means for development, and how poorer countries can balance the rewards and risks of big data. Data-Pop Alliance Director Emmanuel Letouzé participated along with the following … Read More
Join us in Istanbul for the “Data for Refugees” (D4R) Challenge Workshop on January 21, 2019 We are pleased to announce that the “Data for Refugees” (D4R) Challenge Workshop will take place on January 21st, 2019 at Boğaziçi University, in Istanbul, Turkey. This Workshop will be the culmination of the D4R Challenge launched in December of last year. For this … Read More
On October 15-17, Data-Pop Alliance and UNSSC conducted our third training workshop of 2018 in Cambridge, MA. The workshop is part of a broader training program tailored towards development practitioners, policymakers, and researchers interested in strengthening their knowledge and skills to leverage Big Data in their work. © Maya van Wingerden With an impressively diverse cohort of participants, this training … Read More
Upcoming 3-Day Training on“Big Data for Sustainable Development” at the MIT Media Lab October 15-17th, 2018 Overview About the Course Agenda Speakers Facilitators Overview Our next training workshop on “Big Data for Sustainable Development” will be held at the MIT Media Lab on October 15-17th, as part of our Global Professional Training Program developed and delivered in partnership with the United … Read More
As part of the annual Big Data for Social Good event, hosted by Telefónica in Madrid, Emmanuel Letouzé delivered a presentation on “Big Data and Open Algorithms for Resilient Societies” and participated in the panel “Towards sustainability & scalability of Social Good initiatives – BD4SG Ready for a Wild World“. Data-Pop was joined in speaking by other global organizations, such as … Read More
Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full-time Trainings Intern based in Cambridge MA (or alternatively New York City). Effective dates: 2-3 months, starting early June or July – through August 31st. Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Knowledge Manager based in Cambridge MA, the Research and Training Strategy intern will support Data-Pop Alliance’s Global training program on Big … Read More
Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full-time Fundraising Officer to be based in Bogotá or Mexico City. Effective dates: June 1st through August 31st with possibility of extension depending on funding; Full-time Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Knowledge Manager and Operations and Outreach Manager based in Cambridge MA and NYC, the Fundraising Officer will undertake all fundraising-related … Read More
Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full-time Communications and Design Intern based in Cambridge MA, New York City, or Mexico City (tbd according to dates and candidate’s preferences), and will work out of the Data-Pop Alliance offices. Effective dates: 2-3 months, Starting early June or July – through August 31st. Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Operations … Read More
Announcing the fourth Webinar of the SD Talks Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development series, produced jointly by Data-Pop Alliance and the UN System Staff College (UNSSC). Guest speakers Rebecca Furst-Nichols (Deputy Director) and Bapu Vaitla (Fellow) of Data2X, a collaborative advocacy and technical initiative hosted by the United Nations Foundation that works to improve the use of global gender data, will discuss … Read More
Program Assistant Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full or part-time Program Assistant to be based in New York City or Cambridge, MA. Effective dates: May 1 for an initial 6 months with a 2 month trial period. Part-time: 3-5 days a week Reporting to the Operations and Outreach Officer based in NYC, under the authority of the Director, the … Read More
We are pleased to announce two upcoming workshops in Dakar, Senegal (March 6 – 8, 2018) and Bangkok, Thailand (March 27 – 29, 2018) as part of our Global Professional Training Program on Big Data for Sustainable Development developed and delivered in partnership with UNSSC and financial support from the Hewlett Foundation. Over each three-day session, these workshops will enhance … Read More
As part of our data literacy program, Data-Pop Alliance and the Knowledge Center for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Staff College (UNSSC), are excited to share the launch of the “Big Data & Sustainable Development Open Learning Hub”. Our vision is the creation of a global community of practice, through an open and free interactive learning platform, to facilitate … Read More
Mobiliser le Big Data pour le Développement Durable Un cours par Data-Pop Alliance en collaboration avec l’Ecole des cadres du système des Nations Unies (UNSSC) Du 6 au 8 mars 2018 Centre d’Information des Nations Unies (UNIC), Dakar Le second cours de notre Programme Global de Formation Professionnelle sur le Big Data et le Développement Durable, développé et délivré en partenariat … Read More
Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a full or part-time Program Assistant to support its research, training and policy activities in Latin America and Africa in particular. The Program Assistant is expected to be based in New York City, and will work out of the Data-Pop Alliance office located at ThoughtWorks NYC: 99 Madison Ave, New York. Effective dates: September 18, 2017 … Read More
Leveraging (Mobile) Data to Predict and Prevent Crime Monday 12 June 2017 02:30 PM CEST | 08:30 AM EST Data-Pop Alliance Chief Data Scientist, Dr Nuria Oliver will speak on Leveraging (Mobile) Data to Predict and Prevent Crime for the third Webinar of the SD Talks Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development. The session will be held on Monday … Read More
Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development – Fellowships available – A course by Data-Pop Alliance in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) 27-29 June 2017 UN Office in Nairobi (UNON) , Kenya Following the launch last year of our Global Professional Training Program on Big Data for Sustainable Development developed and delivered in partnership with UNSSC and financial … Read More
Big Data: What is it and how can it contribute to Sustainable Development? Thursday, 30 March 2017 02:30 PM CEST Data-Pop Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of the Webinar Series on Data for Sustainable Development, developed and delivered in partnership with the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, as a part of its SD Talks Special Series initiative. … Read More
Watch the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development sessions online, March 1-3 The Global Festival of Ideas, the first ‘playable’ policy conference on the SDGs, is starting tomorrow (March 1-3) in Bonn! A great crowd of leading thinkers, policy-makers, civil society and activists, together with gaming experts and policy simulators that will gather to discuss news ways of thinking … Read More
Last call for registration: Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development New thinking for a better world 1-3 March 2017 World Conference Centre, Bonn, Germany We are honored to be a part of the crowd of leading thinkers, policy-makers, civil society and activists, together with gaming experts and policy simulators that will gather in Bonn, Germany on March 1-3, for … Read More
Following a pilot event at MIT Media Lab in June, Data-Pop Alliance formally launched its Global Professional Training Program with its first full fledged four-day intensive workshop on “Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development” in Bogotá, Colombia, from November 29th to December 2nd. Up to 10 workshops will take place in 2017, in Colombia, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Thailand and the … Read More
Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development New thinking for a better world 1-3 March 2017 World Conference Centre, Bonn, Germany A revolution is required in the way we think about international development if we are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Global Festival of Ideas plans to catalyze that revolution. Join us for the world’s … Read More
Save the Date: The Ethics of Algorithms Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:30pm ThoughtWorks 99 Madison Ave, 15th Floor, New York, NY RSVP Data-Pop Alliance and Thought Works invite you to join us for a collaborative public discussion on exploring the ethical implications of the rising popularity of algorithmic decision making. In everything from criminal justice to humanitarian aid, more and … Read More
We are honored to announce that Dr Nuria Oliver will serve as Data-Pop Alliance’s first Chief Data Scientist starting November 8th, 2016.
Data-Pop Alliance is excited to launch its Global Professional Training Program on Big Data and Sustainable Development, with funding from the Hewlett Foundation and in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC). This professional training Program is implemented through 4-day capacity and community building workshops dedicated to development professionals—including policymakers and civil servants, civil society representatives, researchers, private sector employees working on social good projects as well as staff of non-governmental and international organizations.
The program will be rolled out in up to 8 countries in 2016-17, including Colombia, Senegal, Rwanda, Kenya, Thailand, Ethiopia, and the US, leveraging the resources of our extended network of partners, Research Affiliates, team members and leadership at MIT and Harvard, as well as bringing in local experts from academia and other sectors.
Following an inaugural pilot held at MIT Media Lab in June, the first of these global workshops will be held in Bogotá, Colombia from November 29 – December 2, 2016. For more information and registration for the course, please visit: https://www.unssc.org/home/activities/leveraging-big-data-sustainable-development.
The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum will take place in Cape Town, South Africa on January 15-18, 2017, hosted by Statistics South Africa, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics. The Forum recently announced the composition of its Program Committee, tasked with guiding and overseeing the development of the various sessions, panels, data labs and interactive platforms, with representatives from governments, the private sector, civil society, the UN system, and the scientific and academic communities. Data-Pop Alliance Director and Co-Founder Emmanuel Letouzé was nominated as member of the Program Committee, to especially provide inputs on Big Data and data literacy.
Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a motivated and engaged Research Assistant (RA) to support our ongoing research and training activities on big data and development, including conducting research, organizing events and preparing materials for our upcoming global training workshops.
ANDICOM is the gathering point for the ICT industry in Colombia and South America, to create business opportunities through face to face networking activities, as well as a trade shows and a top level academic agenda. Emmanuel Letouzé, Director and Co-Founder of Data-Pop Alliance, will give a joint keynote with Simón Gaviria, Director of Colombia’s Departamento Nacional de Planeación (DNP), … Read More
Emmanuel Letouzé, Director and co-Founder of Data-Pop Alliance, has been invited to speak about Data Literacy at The Innovation Enterprise’s Big Data Innovation Summit, which will take place on September 8-9 in Boston. The talk will highlight the importance of Data Literacy in leveraging and shaping the future of Big Data. See the full agenda here: https://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/big-data-innovation-boston-2016/schedule
This is an update for our series of blog posts on our ongoing work exploring the applications and implications of Big Data and disability. As part of our investigation of how new data sources can contribute to various research areas related to disability, Data-Pop Alliance is pleased to announce their involvement in the UN Working Group on Disability and Digital Societies.
This announcement of this joint initiative was originally posted on 19 May 2016 on UNSSC’s website: https://www.unssc.org/home/news/unssc-and-data-pop-alliance-partner-deliver-learning-initiatives-big-data-context-agenda-2030 The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) is delighted to announce the consolidation of a partnership agreement with Data-Pop Alliance – a global coalition on Big Data and development created by The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, MIT Media Lab and the Overseas Development Institute, … Read More
Data-Pop Alliance’s Director Emmanuel Letouzé has been invited to lead a seminar on Big Data and Policy in a course at University of Turin’s PhD program in Law, Science and Technology. This course is taught by Dr. Massimo Durante as part of the University’s Department of Law. The seminar will take place on Friday, June 10 from 2-4pm. More information … Read More
#digitisingEU #FuturoBigData “Big Data: ¿oportunidades sin límite?” Thursday, June 2, 2016, 9:30a – 1:30p Casa del Lector. Matadero, Paseo de la Chopera, 14. Madrid, Spain In the last decade, society has witnessed a digital revolution that has transformed the way in which we interact, work, learn, and do business. The Big Data Revolution helps us to spot socially valuable insights or … Read More
Two of Data-Pop Alliance’s papers have been selected for this year’s Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE). One paper, “The ABCDE of Big Data: Assessing Biases in Call-Detail Records for Development Estimates” will be presented by Emmanuel Letouzé and Gabriel Pestre during Monday morning’s session 1B, “Data for Development” in Room MC 7-100. The second paper, “Identifying Crime Hotspots … Read More
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